Aberavon Quins RFC | 1st Team 10 - 23 Penallta RFC | 1st Team
Marc Sheppard
Try 1
Conversion 1
Penalty 1
Lloyd Rowlands
1 Conversion
2 Penalty
1 Try
Ross Morgan
1 Try
Elliott Keep
1 Try

Match Report
15 January 2017 / Team News

Aberavon Quins 10 Penalta 23

The Quins run in the national plate came to an end in the fourth round at the hands of last years finalists. The Quins started brightly but it was the visitors who settled into a rhythm showing good handling skills and ball retention. The Quins line out was poor and by contrast the Penallta line was almost faultless. It was from a line out close to the Quins line that a catch and drive resulted in a try for skipper Ross Morgan. With the breeze at their backs Penallta halves Bidgood and Corms kicked intelligently and the Quins role was mainly a defensive one. Lloyd Rowlands stretched the lead with a penalty before indiscipline earned a red card for Haines. Much to their credit, apart from occasional line out slips, the fourteen men continued to dominate. The Quins defended heroically  but on the stroke of half time Elliot Keaps crossed for a spectacular try from  a cross kick.

The Quins started the second half with purpose and Marc Sheppard started the come back with a penalty goal. Good forward play from Cox, Saker and Dawe took the game to the visitors. Beynon and Bowen secured some good line out ball and Colarusso was as eager in attack as defence. Sheppard gave supporters a lift when he followed up his kick to the corner and scored a try which he converted. With the gap just three points the Quins became more adventurous but the visitors defence stood firm and a sudden counter attack produced a long range try for Lloyd Rowlands which he converted and just before the final whistle added a penalty.

In a post match presentation Craig Cox and Marc Sheppard were awarded caps in recognition of both achieving more than two hundred appearances for the club.


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